Facts and Stats about Mobile Phones

Mobile Phones have become one of the most important parts of our life.  We are addicted to them, our day starts with them. They have made our lives simple and helped us in many ways. We don’t leave home without Mobile Phones, but how much do we actually know about them and their history. Let’s look at some fascinating facts and stats about Mobile Phone.

Who Invented the First Mobile Phone?

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The first mobile phone call was made on April 3, 1973, by Martin Cooper, a former Motorola inventor, who is known as “the father of the cellphone”. The call was made from New York to his rival manufacturer to tell him that he was able to manufacture worlds first Portable, Handheld Communication device.

Do You Know?

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The Smartphone which we are using now has more computational power than the Computers used to land Apollo 11 on the moon. Present generation smartphones are equipped with loads of features which makes them perfect for this fast-paced generation.

Who Introduced texting in Mobile Phones?

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Neil Papworth, a software engineer from Reading, UK sent the First ever message to his friend Richard Jarvis of Vodafone wishing him “Merry Christmas”. This message was sent via personal computer as at that time mobile phones did not have any keypads. With this Mobile Phone Texting was introduced 21 years ago.

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The most important feature for which modern mobile phones are used for is not calling or texting but it is to check the time. People often use Mobile Phone as watches and thus no wonder why wrist watches will soon be eliminated.  

Which was the World’s First Smart Phone?

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Simon was the world’s first smartphone debuted in 1993 at Florida’s Wireless World Conference. Launched by BellSouth Cellular and “weighing in at a little more than a pound,” it was a phone-come-PDA with an early LCD touchscreen display. Simon was designed and engineered by International Business Machine (IBM). In addition to its ability to make and receive cellular phone calls, Simon was also able to send and receive faxes, e-mails and cellular pages.

Which is the World’s most expensive mobile phone?


The Falcon Supernova iPhone 6 Pink Diamond is the most expensive smartphone in the world costing a whopping $48.5 million USD. It is owned by Nita Ambani the wife of business tycoon Mukesh Ambani. The phone is made of 24-carat gold and pink goals with a gigantic diamond on the back as well as a platinum coating and hack protection.

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In the year 2012 Apple sold about 340,000 iPhones per day which are roughly about 4 iPhones per second. Apple earns more money from selling iPhones than each and every Microsoft product sales combined.

Which is the Bestselling mobile phone?

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The world’s most popular phone is the Nokia 1100, made in Finland. It is a basic GSM phone launched in 2003. Over 250 million 1100s have been sold.  Nokia 1100 is also the top-selling electrical gadget in the history ahead of PlayStation 2. Also, this model completed approx 6 six years in the market from 2003 to 2009, which is commendable.

When was the First Camera phone released?

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The J-SH04 was a mobile phone made by Sharp Corporation and released by J-Phone (SoftBank Mobile). It was only available in Japan and was released in November 2000. J-Phone was the world’s first ever phone with a built-in camera (110,000-pixel CMOS) and color display (256-color display).

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Philippe Kahn shared the first photo using a mobile which was taken in 1997. He shared the image from the maternity ward where this daughter Sophia was born. The inventor Kahn from France is credited with developing the world’s first camera phone.

When was the first GPS phone released?

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In 1999 Mobile Phone manufacturer Benefon launched the first commercially – available GPS phone known as Benefon Esc!. This phone was sold mainly in Europe. Soon after Benefon, many mobile phone manufacturer started including GPS in their devices.

Which is the toughest phone in the World?

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Sonim XP3300 Force is titled as the Toughest phone in the world by Guinness World Records. It survived an 84-Foot drop with no operational damage. This phone has a very hard outer covering which results in effective impact reduction ones it takes a fall.

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More than 70% of Mobile Phones are manufactured in China. China’s domestic mobile phone market has become one of the largest markets in the world.

 Fear of losing a Mobile Phone?


If you or someone you knew are afraid of losing your phone’s signal or your mobile phone, it is known as Nomophobia. It is coined from the term “no-mobile-phone-phobia”. It is an irrational fear of being without your mobile phone. Nomophobia is the degree of discomfort felt by users when they are away from there smartphones.

Is your Cell Phone Germ-Free?

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Research shows that cell phones are far dirtier than most people think, and the more germs they collect, the more germs you touch. Mobile Phones have 18 times more bacteria than toilet handles. The main reason why cell phone has so many germs are their repetitive use around us even in washrooms. Thus it is advised to clean your phone every once in a while to stay healthy.


 Fun Facts and Stats- 

  1. 91% of all adult users of mobile phones keep their phones within arms reach for 24 hours a day.
  2. There are 5 times more mobile phones present in this world than Personal Computers. More than 4 billion people presently use Mobile Phones.
  3. More than 90% of cellphones used in Japan are waterproof. The reason is weird. Youngsters user their phones in shower and hence, waterproof phones.
  4. The average time spent on a smartphone is 171 minutes a day. People are spending roughly 16 hours per day in contact with there devices.
  5.  Mobile phone users mostly spend their time on games( 49%) and then on social networking( 30%). 74% of Mobile Phone users use their phone for shopping and of which 79% finally makes a purchase.
  6. iPhone from Apple has greater sale than everything from Microsoft combined. The mobile phone industry is the fastest growing industry in the world.
  7. Drivers’ reactions are a third slower when talking on a handheld mobile than when under the influence of alcohol.
  8. In the UK mobile phone is stolen every three minutes. Most common places of theft are a person’s workplace.
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